It sems that they were caught with a load of duty frees, though how 9 members are stopped at 'random' is a bit strange. I imagine that they were set up, probably because they were taking a bit too much. Management could get customs to do their dirty work so they didn't look bad.
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Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4209 times:
These cases usually result in dismissal.
On the subject of BA cabin crew and the law, they've managed to get one 'offence' removed from the list that can prevent you from having airside access (there is a big review of workers with airside access and any previous convictions going on right now), it is a conviction for having sex with animals.
Thought I'd share that with you all.